Robert Walton a romantic arctic explorer who learns and records Victor's Ã¢ÂÂstory in letters to his sister in England Margaret Saville. Victor Frankenstein the Ã¢ÂÂgenius mind behind creating the monster that results in his life going downhill Ã¢ÂÂuntil he is found by Walton on an ice burg in the North pole between life and Ã¢ÂÂdeath. Finding that his savior is also running after an obsession, Victor lying on his Ã¢ÂÂdeath bed recounts his wretched life to his rescuer hoping that he would learn from Ã¢ÂÂhis mistakes. Ã¢ÂÂ
There are many similarities between these two unique and determined Ã¢ÂÂcharacters. Both men have an obsession they are determined to accomplish no Ã¢ÂÂmatter what the consequences are. Frankenstein was obsessed with creating the Ã¢ÂÂhuman life and confiscating death, while Robert Walton was obsessed with finding Ã¢ÂÂa Northwest Passage through the Arctic Ocean from Russia to the Pacific Ocean. Ã¢ÂÂThey are both seeking to do something that has not been done before.
They took Ã¢ÂÂrisks and were willing to sacrifice their families and friends even themselves for Ã¢ÂÂthe sake of their fascination. The two men come from caring loving families that Ã¢ÂÂare worried about them. Also both of them had very good intentions; Walton Ã¢ÂÂwanted to discover a passage that can lead to a new land where people can live, Ã¢ÂÂand Victor affected by his mother's death wanted a cure for death. The two Ã¢ÂÂcharacters at the end were lonely, Walton desired a friend to share his happiness Ã¢ÂÂduring his journey, and Frankenstein's creation destroyed all of his family draining Ã¢ÂÂall the happiness, love and feelings out of his heath and leaving him alone. Ã¢ÂÂ
Just like similarities, there are also many differences. Victor Frankenstein Ã¢ÂÂaccomplishes his obsession and experiences its consequences unlike Robert who Ã¢ÂÂlearns from Victors mistakes and abandons his fascination. Victor...